Poached peaches in strawberry syrup

Poached peaches in strawberry syrup

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 35-40 minutes, plus overnight chilling

Makes: 10 servings

750ml dry white wine

175g golden caster sugar (or mix of brown and white)

1-inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced

450g strawberries, hulled

8 ripe, firm peaches

A little lemon juice to taste

1. Slice 125g strawberries. Bring to boil with wine, sugar and ginger. Add peaches; cover with wax paper and lid. Return to boil; simmer 5 minutes or till tender.
2. Remove peaches with slotted spoon and ease off skins. Halves, stone and place in large salad bowl. Halve remaining strawberries and add to bowl.
3. Return liquid to boil for 20-25 minutes or till syrupy. Add lemon juice. Let cool, then sieve over fruit. Cover with clingfilm and chill overnight before serving.
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